SAN FRANCISCO, June 14, 2019 (BSS/AFP) – An Instagram outage on Thursday
left users of the Facebook-owned social network flocking to Twitter to vent
The website DownDetector.com showed a spike in reports of Instagram being
unavailable in the afternoon, nearly hitting 54,000 before diving back down.
“Earlier today, a technical issue caused some people to have trouble
accessing their Instagram accounts. We are now fully recovered and apologize
for the inconvenience,” an Instagram spokesperson said in a statement.
The company did not elaborate on the cause or extent of the outage.
People using the #instagram hashtag on Twitter posted that attempts to
access the service on mobile apps or computers had been met with messages
such as “couldn’t refresh feed” or “something went wrong.”
Along with complaints and animated gifs playing on the inconvenience, some
offered words of wisdom.
“Imagine if Instagram and social media closed every day at 6 pm like a
shop,” read a tweet from the account of @stevebartlettsc.
“We would all be forced to meet up and speak to each other in real life, to
be present with our families, to work out, to go outside, to read, to make
art, music… eurghhh, nevermind.”
Meanwhile, some gamers trying to access the PlayStation network on Thursday
were also met with error messages.
“We’re aware that some users are experiencing issues logging into PSN.
Thank you for your patience as we investigate,” the official Ask PlayStation
Twitter account said.
According to DownDetector.com, the outages were concentrated in northern
Europe and Britain, as well as in several parts of the United States and
PlayStation did not immediately respond to an AFP request for comment on